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Northern/Queensland Koala

Phascolarctos cinereus

Description:

Northern/Queensland Koala. Southern koalas are more of a brown colour compared to the greyish fur and the mottled bottom of the Northern/ Queensland Koala.

Habitat:

In the leafy branches of a Queensland blue-gum. Exact location not shown due to its status shown on iucnredlist.org as being vulnerable.Reference:- Under the EPBC Act, nationally and also the Nature Conservation Act of Queensland - Ref:- Australian Koala Foundation.

Notes:

Earlier was called Koola which came from Native Australian Külla. Koala comes from an Aboriginal phrase meaning "no drink". Koala's are arboreal marsupials - meaning that they live in trees. They are our Australian "native bear", although not a bear. Diet consists almost exclusively of Eucalypt leaves. They eat about 1kg (20lb), of leaves daily and this is their fluid intake, also. Males can weigh between 4.2kg - 9.1kg. Live alone, or a male and his harem. Breeding season is Summer, when after a gestation(developing) period of about a month, a single young is born. The mothers pouch faces backwards and the young Koala crawls in and spends five to six months cocooned inside. From there it rides on its mothers back. Here are some videos of another koala I saw on a previous day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvH0gj5D... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7yEozbg... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xREPZnaS...

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6 Comments

Hema
Hema a year ago

Too bad they are reaching extinction . They are adorable!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Great shot! Too busy sleeping this one :)

Single D
Single D a year ago

I agree, Neil and whenever i see one in the wild, it is very pleasing.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

A favourite Aussie!

Single D
Single D a year ago

Thank you, Brian38. I have been lucky to see a few koalas, in the wild.

Brian38
Brian38 a year ago

Great spotting Single D.

Single D
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Single D

Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 7, 2019
Submitted on Jun 3, 2020

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